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U.S. Justice Department teams up with states on probe of Big Tech firms

20 Aug 2019

ASPEN, Colo./WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department is working with a group of more than a dozen state attorneys general as it moves forward with a broad investigation into major technology companies, the department's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, said on Tuesday.

U.S. DoJ antitrust chief says working with states on tech investigation

20 Aug 2019

Aug 20 The U.S. Department of Justice is working with state attorneys general to investigate the market power of technology companies, the department's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, said on Tuesday.

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

20 Aug 2019

Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong. | Video

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

20 Aug 2019

Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong. | Video

UPDATE 3-Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

19 Aug 2019

Aug 19 Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.

Facebook failed to warn users of known risks before 2018 breach: court filing

16 Aug 2019

Facebook users suing the world's largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees, a court filing on Thursday showed.

8chan owner called before U.S. Congress, as latest host drops site

07 Aug 2019

Online message board 8chan's fortunes worsened on Tuesday, as it was once again made homeless by a technical services provider and its owner was called to testify to the U.S. Congress after 8chan was linked to a weekend mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. | Video

REFILE-8chan owner called before U.S. Congress, as latest host drops site

07 Aug 2019

Aug 6 Online message board 8chan's fortunes worsened on Tuesday, as the site was once again made homeless by a technical services provider and its owner was called to testify before the U.S. Congress after 8chan was linked to the weekend mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

After shootings, tech companies pressured to pull plug on 8chan

06 Aug 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Critics pressed Twitter and other tech companies to shun online message board 8chan on Monday, after it was used by a mass shooter to announce an attack for the third time this year. | Video

After shootings, tech companies pressured to pull plug on 8chan

06 Aug 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Critics pressed Twitter and other tech companies to shun online message board 8chan on Monday, after it was used by a mass shooter to announce an attack for the third time this year.

World News

Trump paints picture of unity at prickly G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was getting along well with Western allies at a G7 summit in France, dismissing reports of rifts among leaders and declaring that they "respect" the trade war between Washington and Beijing.